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Weather Station Data Logger Collects Meteorological Data

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CLEVELAND - eTradeWire -- Complete Weather Monitoring Using An Intelligent Universal Data Logger

A manufacturing company needed to collect meteorological data to study the effects of weather on building materials such as roofing shingles. CAS DataLoggers provided the dataTaker DT85 data logger for monitoring the environment and test samples in small test sheds located in a field near their development facility. Long-term collection of a variety of weather data is required to determine how the products perform under harsh conditions year-round. The field engineer wanted a single recording device to capture data from various types of weather sensors that would be reliable enough to log unattended in both winter storms and blazing hot summers.

Installation

The engineer assembled a fully-functioning weather station using a dataTaker DT85 Intelligent Universal Data Logger as the brain of the system. The data logger's 16 analog inputs allow for connection of up to 32 differential inputs for voltage, 4-20 mA current, resistance, or strain gauges to accommodate virtually any type of sensor. Separate digital and counter channels can be used for sensors that provide a pulse output such as an anemometer or tipping bucket rain gauges. The DT85 also has serial (RS-232/422/485), Modbus, and SDI-12 support for smart sensors allowing it to collect data from integrated weather stations like the Vaisala WXT-530 or Met One AIO 2 Sonic.

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Usage

The dataTaker DT85 data logger now collects data on solar radiation, ultraviolet radiation, surface temperatures, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, and the temperature at multiple points under the roof. The dataTaker records and stores a reading from each of these sensors at any interval chosen during configuration, for this application the engineer chose once every 15 minutes.

The dataTaker DT85 is supplied with dEX® 2.0 software which provides a user-friendly graphical interface for quick setup and configuration. dEX is a free Windows-based package that allows users to connect to the logger via USB or Ethernet connection.

Benefits

The Intelligent Universal dataTaker DT85 is a flexible and reliable solution for recording and storing the necessary meteorological data at a cost-effective price. Its complement of flexible inputs, analog, digital and serial, allowed the connection of all of the different sensors required for the application. The engineer was able to quickly configure the logger thanks to the included dEX software. And the easy-to-use system is rugged enough to keep logging within its enclosure no matter the weather.

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For further information on the dataTaker DT85 Intelligent Universal Input Data Logger, weather station data loggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Application Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit us at https://www.dataloggerinc.com.

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